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How Ghanaian Players fared abroad over the weekend

Published on: 18 February 2013

Ghana's AFCON stars returned to action for their clubs abroad over the weekend with whizkid Christian Atsu getting on target for FC Porto in the Portuguese top flight. 

Attacker Samuel Afum also marked his debut in the Swiss Super League.


Ghana winger Albert Adomah came off the bench in the 64th minute to play for Bristol City when they lost 2-1 at Cardiff  City on Saturday.

Former Dundee United box-to-box midfielder Prince Buaben failed to make the Watford first team grade once again when

the enhanced their chances with a 4-0 victory at Birmingham City.

In the League One, Crystal Palace loanee Kwesi Appiah was an 83rd minute sub by Yeovil Town when they hammered Scunthorpe

United 3-0.

Winger David Amoo was introduced in the 70th minute by Tranmere Rovers who lost 2-0 to Shrewsbury Town on home


Ex QPR forward Patrick Agyemang lasted the entire duration of the match for Portsmouth when they shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Carlisle United.

Jo Osei Kuffour lasted the entire match for Wycombe Wanderers in their 1-0 away defeat to Bristol Rovers.


German-born Ghana-pursuit Karim Bellarabi was absent from the Bayer Levekusen side that run away with a 2-1 victory over relegation-trapped Augsburg.

Ghana U20 defender Abdul Baba Rahman was a full-timer for Greuther Furth when they lost 1-0 to Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Midfielder Afriyie Acquah failed to make the Hoffenheim first team grade when they lost 1-0 to Stuttgart on home grounds.

Former Mighty Jets striker Kwame Nsor was axed from the Kaiserslautern first team squad when they failed to beat MSV

Duisburg at home.

Elsewhere Dennis Danso-Weidlich played the entire second-half for Jahn Regensburg as they lost 1-0 to Eintracht Brau.


Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari both started AC Milan's 2-1 win over Parma on Friday. While Muntari lasted the entire match, Boateng was replaced after 65 minutes.

Isaac Cofie played full time for Chievo Verona in their 1-1 home draw with Palermo.

Kwadwo Asamoah lasted 56 minutes for Juventus as they lost 1-0 to AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.

Youngster Amidu Salifu watched from the bench as his Catania side pipped Bologna 1-0.

Elsewhere in the Serie B, Parma loanee Bright Addae lost his place in the Crotone first team squad in their 0-0 draw with


Maxwell Acosty came off the bench to play 3 minutes for Juve Stabia when they snatched a vital away point at Varese.

Daniel Kofi Agyei sat on the bench.

Inter Milan loanee Alfred Duncan played the full 90 minutes Livorno who slipped to a 1-2 home defeat to Modena.

There was neither Ahmed Barusso nor Masahudu Alhassan in the Novara team that pipped Hellas Verona 1-0.

Sassuolo fought from 2-1 down to beat Spezia 3-2 in a keen contested game at the Stadio Alberto Braglia.

Yussif Rahman Chibsah sat on the Sassuolo bench.


Enforcer Michael Essien was great in the middle for Real Madrid who edged Rayo Vallecano 2-0 at the Bernarbao.

Ghana AFCON star Wakaso Mubarak did not play for Espanyol in their slim 1-0 win over Real Betis.

There was also no Anthony Annan in the Osasuna side that edged Real Zaragoza 1-0.

Elsewhere goalkeeper Razak Brimah saw red in the Segunda Division while in action for Guadalajara in their 2-2 draw

with Almeria.

In the Segunda B, Nana Asare played full time for Rayo Vallecano II when they drew 1-1 withSporting Gijón II.

Thomas Partey played full time for Atletico Madrid II in their beat Real Avilés 2-1.


Olympique Marseille moved within five points of leaders PSG after beating Valenciennces 1-0.

While Jordan Ayew was serving suspension, Andre Ayew played the entire match for Marseille.

Mohammed Abu made his debut for Lorient after coming off the bench as a 74th minute in their 2-1 Evian TG.

Evian were without Ghana pair of Rabiu Mohammed and Jonathan Mensah.

Samuel Inkoom watched Bastia's 1-0 home defeat to OG Nice from the bench.

Ishmael Yartey watched Sochaux's 3-2 win over PSG from the bench.

There was no Haminu Dramani in the Arles Avignon side that lost 1-0 to Niort.


Dutch-born Edwin Gyasi was not in the FC Twente side that drew 1-1 with Willem II.

Kwame Quansah was voted man of the match in Heracles Almelo's 1-1 draw with NAC Breda.

Nana Akwasi Asare played 42 minutes for FC Utrecht in their 2-1 away defeat to giants PSV Eindhoven.

Dutch-born Ghanaian Memphis Depay watched the entire action from the PSV bench.

Jonathan Opoku and Mitch Apau were in action for Veendam when they hit three past Almere City.


In the second-tier league, former Berekum Chelsea striker Emmanuel Banahene scored twice for Kar??yaka who lost 3-2 to

1461 Trabzon.

Whizkid Torric Jebrin played 89 minutes for 1461 Trabzon.


Former Heart of Lions midfielder Abraham Kudemor Sporting Charleroi who lost 2-0 to Anderlecht.

Dennis Odoi watched the entire game from the Anderlecht bench.

KV Mechelen recorded their 12th win of the season at the expense of Lierse.

Former Lille defender Jerry Vandam played 90 minutes for Mechelen.

Attacker Abdul Iddi-Yakinu played 58 minutes for Mechelen while defender Richard Ofori played 90 minutes for Lierse.

There was no Rahim Ayew in the Lierse team due to suspension.

Bennard Kumordzi dropped to the Genk bench when they won 2-0 over Kortrijk.

Enock Adu Kofi came off the bench to play the last two minutes for Club Brugge who squeeze out a 2-2 at Lokeren.

In the Second Division, White Star Woluwé posted a 3-0 win over Dessel Sport.

Swedish-born Ghanaian striker Patrick Amoah played 78 minutes for White Star.


Quincy Owusu-Abeyie was not in the Panathinaikos team that suffered yet another defeat in the Super League to Aris.


Christian Atsu marked his return from the AFCON with a goal for FC Porto who beat Beira Mar 2-0.

There was neither William Tiero nor Thomas Agyiri in Gil Vicente side that lost 3-2 to Sporting Lisbon.

Left-back David Addy played full throttle for Vitória Guimarães when they beat Moreirense 1-0.


Awal Mohammed reclaimed his starting place in the Martizburg United first team but could not help them avoid defeat at the hands of Mamelodi Sundowns.

Frank Sarfo-Gyamfi played the last 15 minutes for Maritzburg United.

John Arwuah played the 90 minutes for Bloemfontein Celtic when they posted a 3-0 win over Wits University.


Samuel Afum made his debut for Young Boys in their 2-0 defeat at leaders Grasshopper.


Abdul Majeed Waris scored all two goals for Spartak Moscow in their 2-1 win over Otelu on Friday.

The striker also came off the bench to win a penalty for Spartak Moscow when they beat FC Dnipro 2-0.

Daniel Amartey and Godsway Donyoh as well as Yussif Chibsah played for Djurgarden when they drew 2-2 with Finish side HJK.

Kwame Amponsah-Karikari played for AIK Stockholm when they drew 0-0 with FC Dallas.

Former Edubiase midfielder Ibrahim Moro also played for AIK.


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • pito says:
    February 18, 2013 03:29 pm
    OH YEAA my prayers has come true. Thank you GSN for exercising some Dignity and not reporting on Tagoe and gyan in the dubai mushroom league. gyan came on in the 70thinute and couldnt score some decent chances. The stadium had 50 supporters, all men, dressed in the usual white overall , amid random screams of allahu akbar and a usual one sided formationless game. But hey it's a mushroom league anyway. So THANK YOU GSN
  • says:
    February 18, 2013 03:50 pm
    Pito Charley Whassup? Anyway you have made me laugh very loud this afternoon. Still cant stop. Nice comment though
  • askantwi says:
    February 18, 2013 06:42 pm
    Yo man, you trying to burst my lungs?
  • mukmin says:
    February 18, 2013 07:02 pm
    "Allahu akbar" is not something to include in a joke.
  • jj says:
    February 18, 2013 08:37 pm
    if you guys notice most of our actual black star team members of afcon 2013 are always on the bloody bench for their clubs wtf